Beautiful Pheasants from Around the World

by Rebecca on August 12, 2011

in Animal Pictures

Pheasant

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Imperial Pheasant

Photo from Surfbirds.com

The Imperial Pheasant is found in the forests of  Vietnam and Laos. Its appearance resembles another Vietnam’s enigmatic bird, the Vietnamese Pheasant, but is larger in size, has longer tail, all dark blue crest and tail feathers. The latter species has white crest and central tail feathers.

Source: Wikipedia

Himalayan Monal

The Himalayan Monal, Lophophorus impejanus also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant or Danphe is a bird of genus Lophophorus of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where it is known as the Danfe, and the state bird of Uttarakhand.

Source: Wikipedia

Golden Pheasant

Photo from entertainment.ezinemark.com

The Golden Pheasant is a gamebird native to forests in mountainous areas of
western China, but feral populations have been established in the United Kingdom
and elsewhere.

They feed on the ground on grain, leaves, berries, grubs,
seeds and invertebrates, but roost in trees at night. Whilst they can fly, they
prefer to run: but if startled they can suddenly burst upwards at great speed,
with a distinctive wing sound. Although they can fly in short bursts they are
quite clumsy in flight and spend most of their time on the ground.

From: http://www.pbase.com/image/21891905

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant

These are native to south western China and Myanmar, but have been introduced elsewhere, and have established a self-supporting, but now declining, feral population in England, the stronghold of which is now in Bedfordshire.

The adult male is 100-120 cm in length, its tail accounting for 80 cm of the total length. It is unmistakable with its black and silver head, long grey tail and rump, and red, blue, white and yellow body plumage. The “cape” can be raised in display.

This species is closely related to the Golden Pheasant and the introduced populations in England will interbreed.

Source: Wikipedia

Crested Fireback

Photo from travelpod.co.uk

The Crested Fireback is found in lowland forests of the Thai-Maly Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra.


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